Based on description, we thought this would be a good one. It was very disappointing. Unless you want to use it for a mixed drink only, and I wouldn't even recommend it for that, don't purchase.
Zyr is a niche brand that has been relatively hard to find. I've been enjoying Zyr for years and gotten into the habit of buying several bottles when I return to areas I know carry it. I give bottles of Zyr as gifts to friends, family and customers.
I bought ZYR when I lived in another state. Hoping to acquire more of this extraordinary vodka, Wine Chateau's offer was indeed "a surprise package." Most buyers by far will find this vodka superlative.
I've had Zyr in the past and truly enjoyed it. I remember that it was very smooth and flavorful. I cannot say this was true for my recent purchase. I found it to be very harsh and had a strong scent of alcohol on the first sip. Very disappointed.
EXCELELENT BUT LIKED CHOPIN BETTER.
Met my expectations. Smooth. Nice looking bottle.
Wine Chateau was available to deliver myy last minute order in time for Christmas. Customer service was professsional and knowledgable about the products. Zyr is now the preferred vodka. It's a smooth favored vodka. Vodka lovers don't hestiate to try this one; you won't regret this choice.
I am not buying anything that is Russian until they pull out of The Ukraine. Their actions is causing the USA and the free world to spend and waste more money. Putin needs to receive a message. There are plenty of other countries that make vodka including Tito's Vodka, made here in the USA. I hope WC returns their inventory to the distributor.
ZYR starts with clean, naturally filtered water, drawn from 140 meters deep below Russia's heartland. The water is then filtered five times, including ultra-violet and membrane filters, in preparation for its marriage to the fermented blend of grains. After the five distillations, ZYR is filtered four more times using carefully selected birch tree charcoal granules to remove any remaining impurities and round out the taste.
The fermented blend of Russian winter wheat and rye is distilled five times. These stages ensure maximum clarity and purity in the product and in the incredibly clean taste. After these steps, ZYR is married to additional crystal-clear water, bringing the resulting spirit to 80-roof or 40% alcohol by volume. The procedures used for ZYR are based on the work of Dmitry Mendeleev, Russia's famous son of science and creator of the Periodic Table of Elements.
Finally, there are three tastings performed at specific stages prior to the final bottling process. These inspections ensure that every drop of ZYR is the perfect vodka in taste, texture, weight and shine.